Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 17:10 UTC
Apple The discussion around whether or not jailbreaking iPhones should be exempt from the DMCA has just reached a level of ridiculousness that words can't really describe any longer. As some of you might know, Apple and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are in a tussle with one another over whether or not the US Copyright Office should put an exemption in the DMCA allowing the jailbreaking of iPhones. Apple's reasoning for why no exemption should be made is rather... Over-the-top.
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RE: oh joy
by TechGeek on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:18 UTC in reply to "oh joy"
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Its only a copyright issue because big business decided to side step fair use by locking down the hardware in the name of copyright. The DMCA restricts jail breaking, research into jail breaking, hell even discussing it(so much for freedom of speech). The exemption would remove DMCA restrictions into this activity, which is something Apple will absolutely fight. And lie about to get their way.

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